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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by simon_manning » Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:38 pm

Thanks Chris, i do get carried away when it's paint time, on this build you have to do the inside and outside, it's all so visible, regards simon.
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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by simon_manning » Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:35 pm

Hi All, Both sets of wheels are painted, just the centre's to work on, painted the grill to get some idea of scheme and look, plus made a start on the floor, this last building session has been about colour's and where to start, seasons greeting's to all the Armortek builder's, best wishes simon.
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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by Phil Woollard » Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:56 pm

Simon you have an excellent eye for colour, what works, and so your weathering looks very convincing indeed! 8)
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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by David Brady » Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:47 pm

Excellent - I want my elefant to look similar ...have to build it first tho.

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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by simon_manning » Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:42 am

season's greeting's Dave and Phil, Painting alway's put's the icing on the cake, i Have been working on the Matata Drive Sprocket's, adding the round foot step was a little awkward, not sure if this was a fitted out in the field mod on the real vehicle, or a standard production fitment, finding the correct checker plate pattern is near impossible, all for now regards simon.
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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by mark j. radick » Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:05 pm

Simply amazing !

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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by Robert E Morey » Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:04 pm

Simon,
You are the master of making the brand new look old and worn. Superb!
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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by Heiko Sattler » Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:36 pm

What can I say great really great hope to see more of your work soon

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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by florian rudolf » Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:26 am

I'm reading every post of this awesome building blog.
Its best quality.
Like to see it in real on a meeting ;)

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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by simon_manning » Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:52 pm

Thank you fellow builder's, The Positive Feedback is appreciated, The Wheels and centre caps are finally fitted on this side, i reshaped the caps and added the grease nipple's to as close i could make them using the kit part's, it's always a balancing act between R.C. and Shelf queen, i will add a bit more weathering to the wheels once on the home strait, now around to the other side, all the best simon.
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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by Vince Cutajar » Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:30 pm

between R.C. and Shelf queen
Love that comparison. :D

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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by Heiko Sattler » Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:37 pm

your coloring is very nice

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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by simon_manning » Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:59 pm

Thank's Men for your input, i Have finished fitting the tool's to the center section of seat's and applied some weathering to those hard to reach area's before they are permanently fitted, Painting the model in components make's it easier than doing it afterwards on this vehicle, all for now, regards simon.
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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by simon_manning » Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:02 pm

A slight diversion on to the front wheels, to keep away from the main body and have a bit more thinking time on how to over come the next phase of fitting motion packs and front floors, regards simon.
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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by David Brady » Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:15 am

Hi Simon

Front wheels look great ....hopefully I have a set coming at some point.

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